Dram Review: Whisky Magazine Editor’s Choice Cragganmore 22 Years Old

[55.7%・22 Years Old・Distilled in 1992・Bottled in 2015・Whisky Magazine Bottling ・Cask No. 4614・Single Cask Release of 239 Bottles] Nose: The spirit driven dram leads with clean malty aroma and a lick of spices, there is a sense of distillery identity on the nose.  It then opens up to green apples and limes with some sandalwood and…

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Dram Review: Kingsbury Cragganmore Distilled in Speyside 1989

[58.9%・NAS・Distilled in 1989・Kingsbury Bottling ・Single Cask Release of 305 Bottles] Nose: The nose is held quite tightly with only glimpse of citrus initially in midst of a spicy profile, in time the vanilla sugar becomes more relaxed, splashes of sandalwood and freshly cut grass with the green barley developing notes of burnt toast and molten…

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Whisky Review: World Bar Tour x The Drunken Master Cragganmore 1989 Aged 27 Years

Style: Fruity, Complex and Spicy Nose: Powerful spearmint heat carrying baked white fruits into sight. Creamy tropical fruits with a touch of wood polish, sweet nectarines sitting in the middle, white vinegar giving a bit of acidity. Stringent to begin with, but opens up fairly well overtime. Cinnamon, five spices and a hint of wood…

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Whisky Review: Cragganmore 12 Years Old

Style: Sweet and Complex Nose: Honeyed lime and papaya with a distinct touch of smoked bacon from the far side. Cedar wood tracing in, glazed fruits lightly soaked in vanilla milk. Peppermint hitting a few high notes. White flower confectioneries powdered with white pepper. A rather complex aroma. Palate: Vanilla milk spilling on more stewed…

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Dram Review: Gordon & MacPhail Original Cask Natural High Strength Cragganmore Distilled 1976 Aged 12 Years

[56.6%・12 Years Old・Distilled in 1976・Bottled Circa. 1988-1989・Gordon & MacPhail Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is aggressive and on the sharp side, pine tree, truffle salt and anise with a waxiness sitting beneath.  Buttered burnt toast and toasted cereal rising up in time.  The fruits are being somewhat muted. Palate & Finish: Orange and toffee crisp,…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Limited Cragganmore 1986 29 Years Old

Style: Fruity and Complex Nose: Dense fragrance, ample apricot jam followed by free flowing white flower nectar. Powerful peppermint drive, more apricots, incensed wood spice combines with tasty sugar plums. Subtle lemon balm, stewed fruits gently highlighted, chocolate oak softly infused giving a hint of tobacco leaves bitterness. Beautiful sweetness. Palate: Powerful yet delicate entrance…

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Whisky Review: Cragganmore 25 Years Old 2014 Special Release

Style: Fragrant and Complex Nose: Delicate, fragrant mix of aroma on the nose. Massive peach and sticky apricots, milky almonds, both stewed and dried tropical fruits. Subtle walnut oak infused with light chocolate malt. Peppermint sugar and a touch of dry herbal note. Palate: Quiet but a robust diffusion of incense cedar and sandalwood on…

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Dram Review: Cragganmore Limited Release

[55.7%・NAS・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: What a gorgeous nose, with its waxy, velvety thickness giving a glimpse to the dram’s seductive body.  Stewed fruits with a fine layer of earthy mushrooms that adds to the depth.  Creamy toffee swirling and dancing, giving a sense of great pleasure. Palate & Finish: Vanilla paste with a stewed fruit infusion providing an initial coating…

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Dram Review: Cragganmore Seduction 1997

[45%・19 Years Old・Silvano Samaroli Bottling・Cask 1139] Nose: Crisp waxy red apples on the nose, the fragrant and buttery aromas are very breathable, with none of the volatile irritants and none of the spices that need to be overlooked, just blissfulness in its purest form. Palate & Finish: A sense of tranquility on the palate, it’s…

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